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Intensity and Attachment: How the Chaotic Enrollment Patterns of Community College Students Affect Educational Outcomes
By: Peter M. Crosta

This paper examines the relationship between community college enrollment patterns and two successful student outcomes—credential completion and transfer to a four-year institution…Read More

Exploring Credit Mobility and Major-Specific Pathways: A Policy Analysis and Student Perspective on Community College to University Transfer

By: Michelle Hodara, Mary Martinez-Wenzl, David Stevens, and Christopher Mazzeo

Objective: Problems with credit mobility, or the transfer of credits from a sending to a receiving institution, may be one reason why community college transfer students have low rates of bachelor’s degree completion…Read More


The Community Colleges' Role in Developing Students' Civic Outcomes: Results of a National Pilot

By: Carrie B. Kisker, Dayna S. Weintraub, and Mallory Angeli Newell


Objective: Ideally, community colleges both democratize opportunity and develop in students the civic skills necessary to meaningfully participate in a democratic society…Read More 

Associate of Science Transfer and STEM Focused Direct Transfer Agreement - Associates of Arts

By: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

In 2007, the Joint Access Oversight Group (JAOG) asked for an evaluation to examine the impact of establishing the AS-T (Associate of Science Transfer) pathway in Washington Community and Technical Colleges on transfer to science and engineering baccalaureate degrees…Read More

The Multiple Dimensions of Transfer: Examining the Transfer Function in American Higher Education

By: Jason L. Taylor and Dimpal Jain


Purpose: This article examines the literature on the transfer function in American higher education, and it reviews three primary dimensions of transfer: (a) the transfer function and pathways, (b) transfer access and experiences, and (c) state transfer policy…Read More

Reverse Credit Transfer Policies and Programs: Policy Rationales, Implementation, and Implications

By: Jason L. Taylor


In the past several years, reverse credit transfer programs expanded dramatically at the state and regional levels. Policymakers and institutional leaders recognize the potential of reverse credit transfer to contribute to college completion goals and increase the proportion of adults with a postsecondary credential…Read More